Businesses globally are currently battling a problem. How can remote workers be protected from risky content and have secure remote access, all whilst ensuring that the user experience is not negatively impacted?
With home working here to stay, organisations can no longer avoid improving the home working experience. Zero-Trust Network Access (ZTNA) can enhance the user experience, whilst ensuring that only intended users can access corporate information.
“Snap Back” or “The New Normal”?
Rollback the clock just a few short years and home working was far from the top of every organisation’s priorities list. But, as an increasing number of businesses adopt a hybrid working policy, user experience has risen to become of greater importance for many.
However, will the world eventually return to its pre-pandemic state or has an irrevocable change has taken place that will forever change the way we work?
No matter the answer to this question, working practices have fundamentally changed since the beginning of 2020. A shift towards a laptop-first model has taken place and looks like it is here to stay, whilst the rapid adoption of video and voice technologies on endpoints has resulted in the quality of service becoming extremely important.
With users now able to work wherever they choose, expectations have arisen surrounding users capabilities to execute their roles. Previously, those working from home or on the move typically accepted that by being outside of the secure office perimeter, they were going to suffer from a substandard working experience. With the adoption of hybrid working, however, user expectations have heavily shifted.
Security continues to be constantly challenged by a variety of vectors. With a distributed workforce, it’s never been more important for organisations to have a degree of visibility and control over endpoints. Such devices are internet endpoints and do not have the same monitoring solutions as those devices connecting over the private corporate network.
Mobile has grown over the last few years and no longer operates solely as an email device, now blossoming into a true endpoint. As a result, mobile devices should now be considered as fully-fledged corporate work devices, capable of video conferencing, collaboration and using the Microsoft Office suite. As users move beyond the work perimeter, visibility and an understanding of the user experience is severely diminished.
User Insight Without Compromising Security
Businesses are beginning to understand that if they allow their users to work away from the office, there should be solutions in place that allow users to access information from anywhere and any device, regardless of whether it is in the cloud or on-premise.
Remote access should be a key element for many organisations. Security, virtual workspaces and secure connectivity are all elements that are highly valued by employees as they move away from traditional office buildings. Whether they’re sat at home, in a coffee shop or using 5G, ensuring that users have the ability to get their job done becomes more and more important.
The desktop has shrunk to a mobile phone, laptop, tablet, and how and where employees use this device, as well as the experience they gain as a user, remains a problem for IT. The increasing variety of tools provided are also presenting more issues for IT surrounding how to manage and control devices to a certain extent, as well as ensuring compliance.
ZTNA From NetMotion Software by Absolute
NetMotion brings twenty years of experience in making the employee experience better, optimising and providing persistent connectivity. NetMotion allows people to work from anywhere, working in the background to make sure that they stay connected.
NetMotion’s ZTNA platform also provides visibility for IT, helping to ensure that users remain compliant so that users are connecting to the information that is relevant to them. Implementing NetMotion protects the organisation as well as the user.
What Does NetMotion do?
Optimised User Experience
NetMotion actively improves the user experience with low-level, patented traffic-optimisation techniques (including video and audio) that makes working mobile a breeze.
Browse, download, read and send without fear of compromise. NetMotion secures every single connection made from your device on a contextual, real-time basis.
Reliable Connectivity & Access
NetMotion makes connections and applications resilient, even in the most turbulent network conditions. Your team won’t be stuck without access again.
Modernised Security (SDP)
NetMotion works to substantially reduce your organisation’s attack surface, completing continuous risk assessments and conditional, contextual access for your mobile workers.
Visibility & Experience Monitoring
NetMotion provides full visibility to devices outside the four walls of the office, from network status and app usage to categorisation and risk profile. WIth the deepest analytics available for enterprise mobility, you’ll be in the know.
Granular policy enforcement for compliance
Along with providing reputation and categorisation of domains visited by workers, NetMotion allows admins to set policy based on this data for specific users with its powerful policy and prioritisation engine.
Every major operating system is supported by NetMotion’s ZTNA platform, providing businesses with a highly customisable architecture that is available as a service, in the cloud, or as an on-premise option.
How Can We Help?
By using NetMotion’s ZTNA solution, your networks can become more resilient, with connectivity issues significantly reduced, whilst IT teams are provided with diagnostics data to support remote workers. Get in touch to find out more.